Where the Missouri Landowners Alliance and the Missouri Farm Bureau appealed an order granting a certificate of convenience and necessity to a limited liability company for the construction and maintenance of an interstate electrical line and facilities, the appellants failed to meet their burden to prove that the Missouri Public Service Commission’s order was unlawful or unreasonable, and the judgment is affirmed because the commission properly admitted challenged documents, and the commission had the statutory authority to issue the certificate because the LLC qualified as an electric corporation or public utility providing a public use or service as required by the relevant law.
Judgment is affirmed.
Missouri Landowners Alliance v. Public Service Commission (MLW No. 74309/Case No. ED107886 – 19 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hoff, J.) Appealed from the Missouri Public Service Commission (Paul A. Agathen and Brent Eric Haden for appellants) (Curt Stokes, Peggy Ann Whipple, Douglas Healy and Timothy James Opitz for respondents).